“Those people who I most admire
are those who have turned away from the cluttered materialism
and returned to the beauty of the natural world
and objects made by human hands,
the texture of wood,
the woven basket,
the mixing of compost into soil in the back garden,
a good soup cooking on the stove,
an evening around the table with family and friends.
Rediscovering this kind of beauty involves a slowing down, doesn’t it?
And it certainly involves listening to the priorities of the heart.”
Joanna Macy, “Authenticity,” Heron Dance